Philosophy as Cultural Politics


Philosophy as Cultural Politics

Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers is a book is by Richard Rorty, Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Stanford University.

This book is a compilation of selected philosophical papers written by Richard Rorty has written over the decade, 1997-2007; it complements three previous selections of his papers.

In general the book explores the relation between philosophy and culture.

The subjects covered are Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth. There are also essays on Heidegger and Others, as well on the relation between Truth and Progress. Topics covered include:
# the changing role of philosophy in Western culture over the course of recent centuries,"
# the role of the imagination in intellectual and moral progress,"
# the notion of 'moral identity'",
# Wittgenstein's claim that the problems of philosophy are linguistic in nature,"
# the irrelevance of cognitive science to philosophy
# the mistaken idea that philosophers should find the 'place' of such things as consciousness and moral value in a world of physical particles.

References

*Richard Rorty(Cambridge University Press: 2007ISBN-10: 0521698359ISBN-13: 978-0521698351


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